This page contains links to Reports published by Flag State, Maritime Safety and Accident Investigation Bodies and other newsletters that may be of interest.
The links below show a range of the latest industry reports and newsletters which are available to be downloaded.
Port State Control
The introduction of the NIR in 2011 saw the Paris MOU significantly change the way they vet and inspect vessels. A policy of shared commitment for full coverage of inspecting all ships visiting ports and anchorages within the Paris MOU region was adopted.
Click on the title link above for information surrounding the changes and Click the link here for a downloadable Aide Memoire
Port State Control - Memorandums of Understanding (MOU's)
The map and list of links below show the different MOU's around the world.
ITOPF Technical Information Papers (TIPs)
ITOPF, the world's leading provider of technical advice on oil spill response, has kindly allowed the Club to reproduce a series of 17 highly technical papers on various aspects of oil pollution. These papers, just released, are based on over 40 years experience of dealing with spills on behalf of owners and their insurers and come highly recommended by the Club.
with thanks to : Karen Purnell, Managing Director ITOPF
TIP 2 Fate of Marine Oil Spills (2.3 MB)
TIP 9 Disposal of Oil and Debris (2.3 MB)
ITOPF Response to Marine Oil Spills Film Series
ITOPF has launched a new series of seven films on oil spills, their impacts, effective response and compensation. The films are designed to promote good practice and raise awareness of some of the issues involved in oil spill response. They incorporate footage shot on location at oil spills worldwide since 2007, combined with interviews and archive film from the major incidents of the last 45 years.
The films are approximately 20 minutes long and cover the following topics:
The films are currently available to view on-line from ITOPF’s website.
The seven films have been released as a single DVD with subtitles in Chinese, French, Spanish, Arabic and Korean. They are available for purchase through ITOPF, priced £10 inc P&P. To find out more, please contact Melanie Keeble at ITOPF (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Alert! is the international maritime human element bulletin - A Nautical Institute project sponsored by Lloyd's Register. The bulletins are designed to promote awareness and interest in the management of the human issues in all areas of the maritime industry.
Alert! 31 (1.6 MB)
Alert! 30 (1.3 MB)
Alert! 29 (778 kB)
Alert! 28 (1.0 MB)
Alert! 27 (861 kB)
Alert! 26 (1.2 MB)
Alert! 25 (611 kB)
Alert24 (0.9 MB)
Alert23 (839 kB)
Alert22 (1.0 MB)
Alert21 (2.3 MB)
Alert20 (1.8 MB)
Alert19 (1.5 MB)
Alert18 (1.4 MB)
Alert17 (1.2 MB)
Alert16 (1.2 MB)
Alert15 (1.4 MB)
Alert14 (1.9 MB)
Alert13 (1.4 MB)
Alert12 (1.5 MB)
Alert! 11 (1.1 MB)
Alert10 (1.1 MB)
Alert! 9 (1.2 MB)
Alert8 (846 kB)
Alert7 (2.2 MB)
Alert6 (407 kB)
Alert 5 (741 kB)
Alert! 4 (1.5 MB)
Alert 3 (791 kB)
Alert 2 (460 kB)
Alert 1 (1.0 MB)
Mariners Alerting and Reporting Scheme (MARS)
The Mariners' Alerting and Reporting Scheme is a confidential reporting system run by The Nautical Institute to allow full reporting of Accidents (and Near Misses) without fear of litigation. MARS reports are available to download below and can also be accessed through the Nautical Institute website.
MARS 280 - February 2016 (533 kB)
MARS 279 - January 2016 (482 kB)
MARS 278 - December 2015 (519 kB)
MARS 277 - November 2015 (496 kB)
MARS 276 - October 2015 (565 kB)
MARS 275 - September 2015 (519 kB)
MARS 274 - August 2015 (0.9 MB)
MARS 273 - July 2015 (604 kB)
MARS 272 - June 2015 (614 kB)
MARS 271 - May 2015 (1.0 MB)
MARS 270 - April 2015 (656 kB)
MARS 269 - March 2015 (663 kB)
MARS_268_February_2015.pdf (494 kB)
MARS_267_January_2015.pdf (1.0 MB)
MARS 266 - December 2014 (406 kB)
MARS_265_November_2014.pdf (565 kB)
MARS_264_October_2014.pdf (680 kB)
MARS 263 - Sept 2014 (491 kB)
MARS 262 - Aug 2014 (447 kB)
MARS 261 - July 2014 (491 kB)
Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB)
The MAIB publishes a range of digests, flyers and annual reports on its website. These documents provide useful information to shipowners and seafarers. Links to each section can be found below.
Safety Flyers - The MAIB also produces a range of safety flyers which provide a good overall summary of recent incidents and provide useful lessons in how to avoid accidents.
CHIRP publishes 4 quarterly FEEDBACK newsletters containing a selection of reports (given the reporter's consent) combined with CHIRPs response, in order to make a wider audience aware of situations. All CHIRP newsletters can be downloaded by visiting the newsletter section on the CHIRP website.